I'm reaching out to all members of the Bay Area BMW motorcycle riding community for your support of a fellow BMW rider who's fallen on hard times. Anyone who's perused the CL motorcycle listings at least once during the past year has seen the posting for the BMW R100 Head Pipe (damaged). I, like you, initially thought this posting was made as a joke for our entertainment but the subsequent weekly posts have convinced me that not only is the seller serious, persistent, and probably destitute but the clear signs of impaired judgement indicate he may be delusional as well. This individual, in his own way, is crying out for our help.
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Nobody in Northern California actually needs or wants a damaged headpipe and current economic conditions have dictated a good belt tightening for all of us. May I therefore suggest a "Damaged Headpipe Charity Ride" as a means of both generating the $35.00 the seller so desperately needs and of showing him that BMW riders can be counted on to be there in his time of mental and emotional need. We can do this with minimal impact on our own wallets. There must be at least 350 motorcycle riders in the Bay Area willing to bite the bullet and cough up a dime apiece to help the poor dude. (May I suggest you get "pledges," from your workmates, family, employer, etc. to help in this donation effort if you too are facing financial challenges but still want to help). We can set up a group ride to the sellers' home in the Pleasanton/Livermore area on a mutually satisfactory time. Or, we could wait until next Summer (I'm sure the ad will still be running then) and do it when the BMWMOA has its' big rally in Oregon. Once the circumstances are explained to the Rally attendees I'm convinced we could get 3500 riders to not only cough up a penny apiece in support of this challenged individual but ride down en-mass for a $35.00 presentation ceremony on the fallen Brothers' doorstep.
Let me know if you're in.. Thank you and God bless you for your help.
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